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Ubuntu: Screen resolution doesn't fit size of monitor (Vmware)

I have just installed ubunto in Vmware Player and it works great, but all of the resolutions it gives me there isn't one to fill the entire screen. I was scouting around the net and found this, - ...
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How to change or disable hotkey for VMware Player?

I'm running VMware for some older design apps that can run only on Windows XP.  One of those apps uses Ctrl+Alt and Ctrl+Alt+Shift shortcuts to perform various tasks. The issue is that VMware player ...
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How do I convert a VirtualBox VDI file to a VMware vdmk?

I'm using VirtualBox 2.1.4 and want to convert a VDI file to load it in VMware Player (3.0.0 build-197124 on Vista Home Premium). I think I can change the VDI format to vmdk with a tool provided by ...
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VMWare Player slows down computer after exit

After exiting VMWare player, my main OS (Windows 7) lags and slows down tremendously. The HDD is seeking excessively. I see that the issue is that it's swapping tons of pages rapidly. This lasts ...
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Changing num lock state on boot, VMWare Player

For school we have to work with different virtual machines in VMWare Player for some courses. There's CentOS6, there's Ubuntu, there's Windows 7. The passwords on these machines contain numbers and ...
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How to mount a .vmdk VMWare virtual harddisk outside of the virtual machine

I've got the virtual harddisk (VMWare .vmdk file) of an old (crashed) virtual machine. How can I open this to extract files without booting from it or attaching it to a virtual machine? I know ...
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VMWare player and Windows 7 network problem

Sorry, but I have no idea about Windows, since I'm not really interested (I always use Linux), but at my work, I have to use it, so it's the rule. My problem is with VMware and a network issue. ...
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How to install VMware Player 12 on 32-bit Windows 7?

Today downloaded VMware Player 12 to my Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit laptop. I am trying to install it but get the error This installation package is not support by this process type contact product ...
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VMWare Player is not working after installing Hyper-V on windows 8 Pro

I was using BB10 simulator on windows 8 but last night I installed windows Phone 8 development environment and it also installed Hyper-V (or activated it). Now I am unable to run BB10 simulator in ...
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How do I access the host's hard drive in VMware?

I have a Windows 7 host machine. My VMware player is running Ubuntu 10.10. I want to access my main C:\ in Ubuntu to be able to access all my files. I have tried: "Edit virtual machine settings" > ...
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Is it possible to split VirtualBox Hard Drive to multiple volumes?

VirtualBox hard drive usually has one or a few files when you create a drive. I think it is good because you manage only a few files. However, I have out of space of my drive. Is it possible to span ...
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shortcut to switch between virtual machine and host operating system?

okay so I have windows 8 and am running Lubuntu as a VM using vmplayer. I have my laptop hooked up to an external monitor so I have the VM full screen on my laptop and windows 8 on the monitor. What I ...
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Why VMWare Player missing the vmnetcfg.exe utility and where to get it?

vmnetcfg.exe is required when you want to configure multiple network interfaces (e.g. one local and one wireless) in the same machine. But where is it? UPDATE This question was originally for ...
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How do I stop VMware player from resizing?

I just downloaded VMware player (I used to use Virtual Box, but I needed Windows Aero, and vbox doesn't support that yet) But it will automatically resize the guest when I resize the window, and I do ...
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How do you copy a file from Windows to a VMware virtual hard disk (Ubuntu)?

I have VMware Player, and I run Ubuntu with it on my Windows 7 system. Now I want to copy some files from my Windows folders into the VMware virtual hard disk, so that I can view these files on ...
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VMware Player loses internet connectivity

Periodically, the internet simply stops working in my virtual machine, and the only way I can get it working again is to restart the host computer. Since I use the virtual machine specifically for ...
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VMware Player “Manage > Install VMware Tools…” is Disabled

Note: I will be answering this question myself to help other people who come across this problem in the future. Feel free to submit your own answers if you want, but know that it's already answered! ...
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Number of cores available to VMware Player limited to physical cores or hyperthreaded cores?

I have an i7 with 2 physical cores, because of hyper threading Windows 7 reports 4 cores (at least in the Task Manager). My question is, when allocating cores to a VM in VMWare Player is it taking ...
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Why does VMWare Player always appear “always on top” of other windows?

I use VMWare-Player at work. The virtualization is very useful, but I have one major pet peeve with VMWare. My workstation has two monitors. I usually have VMWare running full-screen on one ...
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Installing VMware Player via MSI failed

This error pops up every time (both VMware Player and Workstation) and never is able to install at all. I stopped installation after the temp file is created and ran the MSI file directly. It now ...
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Why VMware Player does not recognize USB devices?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as a guest OS via VMware Player 3.1.4 build-385536 over Windows 7 Home Premium host OS. This runs on a HP Pavilion g7-1173dx laptop. At the Virtual Machine... menu > VM ...
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All VMware (Player) Machines are “corrupt”

I have been using VMware to run a virtual machine for testing my apps, but suddenly, when I start up my VM Instance, it runs for a short while, then starts showing: The operation on file ...
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Reusing pre-installed Windows8 OS after installing Ubuntu Linux alongside it

I've bought a laptop which came pre-installed with Windows8 (UEFI enabled). I've read in many places that if I install Linux alongside it, I could run my Windows8 virtualized (instead of using dual ...
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VMWare Ubuntu guest multitouch touchpad

Related: Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in VMware Guest I've read that it's not possible to enable multitouch in vmware guest. What confuses me, is that when I use something special (like two finger ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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Booting from virtual machine VMWAre

I have a VMWare virtual machine (windows xp). I have just started it up through the VMWare player and it's extremely slow on my laptop (expected). Is it possible to boot from that image like in mac ...